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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Other Kinship Caregivers

Community Response

In response to the needs of kinship family caregivers, government, private and community-based organizations in San Diego County are working to expand services and supports for children living with kin inside and outside of the formal foster care system.
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Workgroup is a group of service providers that are dedicated to connecting relative caregivers to resources in their communities. Resource symposiums such as the “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium” connect caregivers and grandparents to workshops, parent education, respite care, support groups, and other vital necessities.


Click here and see below for other resources for kinship caregivers/ grandparents raising grandchildren.


Handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children


Facts about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

San Diego County Child Welfare Services – Children Out of Home Care Placed with Kin

San Diego County Child Welfare Services – Map of Children in Kin Placement



YMCA Kinship Support Services







1-877-YMCA-4-KIN (9622-4546)

  • Kinship Navigator
  • Case Management
  • Family Enrichment
  • Support Groups
  • Respite Care services
  • Links to resources

AIS – Family Caregiver Support







(800) 510-2020

  • Case Management
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • In Home Support
  • Personal Care









  • Discounted Products and services
  • Family/Youth Enrichment
  • Job Postings and Opportunities for Youth
  • Links to resources

2-1-1 San Diego







Dial 2-1-1 or (858) 300-1211

  • Information and Referral to Community Services, Basic Needs and more
  • Health Navigation
  • Disaster Response